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growing (adj.)

Old English, present-participle adjective from grow (v.). Growing season is attested from 1729; growing pains by 1752.

growing (n.)

late 14c., "a gradual increase, action of causing to increase," verbal noun from grow (v.). Meaning "that which has grown, a crop" is from 1540s. Dialectal growsome "tending to make things grow" is from 1570s.

updated on April 24, 2015

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Definitions of growing from WordNet
1
growing (n.)
(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level;
Synonyms: growth / maturation / development / ontogeny / ontogenesis
growing (n.)
(electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state;
2
growing (adj.)
relating to or suitable for growth;
the growing season for corn
good growing weather
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